NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Keith Brown
Name: Keith Brown
College: Western Kentucky
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Keith: Smart, Physical, & Aggressive.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Keith: I will be training to get stronger & faster of course. But, I will work in depth on my lateral movement, my hips, and my covering skills. Footwork will also be a thing I plan to improve on and just my overall game.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
Keith: If I could compare myself to a player it would be Thomas Davis. He battled injuries and overcame and proved to be a pro bowler. He’s a dog on the field, he is physical at the point of contact, he can cover, his game all round is solid and that’s how I feel about myself.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Keith: When studying film I look at the linemen and running backs/fullbacks hands and feet to see if they give away any tendencies for run or pass. What are their favorite formations and what plays do they run out of those sets. Just things that can give me a tip on what the next play is.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
Keith: I believe the thing that separates me from others at my position is that I am versatile. I played the edge rusher in college, nickel, mike linebacker, will linebacker, I understand all those positions which enables me to play faster knowing where everyone has to fit and who I have to help me when leveraging or spilling the ball.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Keith: On the field I can play wherever coach wants me. I played all phases of special teams so it’s not new to me. Off the field, I’m a people person. In college I got involved with the community and did a few community service events. Won’t be a distraction at all. Just a cool person, very down to earth and not arrogant.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Keith: To the NFL teams reading this, I believe I am the guy you should pick because I’m an every down linebacker. I can play the run and pass, I understand the game of football, I have passion and love for the game, and I will do everything in my power to get the job done and be a contributor wherever there’s a need.